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August 5, 1957

Record of Conversation of N.S. Khrushchev with Vice President of the “Japan-USSR” Friendship Society Kazami Akira

Kazami and Khrushchev discuss the development of Soviet-Japanese relations and Japanese independence. Kazami inquires about the possible participation of Japanese specialist in the industrial development of Siberia. He also asks about the potential transfer of the Kuril Islands to Japan. 

April 14, 1969

Record of Furui-Zhou Enlai Meeting

Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Japanese Diet member Furui Yoshimi discuss bilateral relations between China and Japan. Zhou is critical of both the Soviet Union and the United States. The two sides pay particular attention to Japan's relations with Taiwan.

April 18, 1964

Transcript of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Kenzo Matsumura

Zhou Enlai speaks with the spokesman for Japan's conservative party, Kenzo Matsumura. The two sides reached an agreement on the mutual establishment of non-governmental resident offices and the exchange of resident journalists. Zhou also discusses China's stance on the Taiwan issue. Both sides agree to work together toward normalization of Sino-Japanese relations.

October 9, 1963

Transcript of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Tanzan Ishibashi

Premier Zhou speaks with former Japanese Prime Minister Tanzan Ishibashi about promoting Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations. Zhou expresses concern over the U.S.-Japan security treaty and the Japan-Taiwan treaty. Zhou says that diplomatic relations between China and Japan can be normalized when Japan recognizes the CCP as the sole representative of China. Ishibashi raises that there are some Japanese people that still have feelings towards Taiwan. Zhou classifies and explains the "feelings" of the Japanese public towards Taiwan into three groups.

April 15, 1957

Transcript of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and the Goodwill Mission of the Japanese Socialist Party to China

Premier Zhou gives a speech to the goodwill mission of Japanese Socialist Party during their visit to China. Zhou comments on the evolution of Sino-Japanese relations. Zhou describes steps to "break the difficult situation of restoring the union of China and Japan".

May 23, 1955

Transcript of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao and Eugenie Cotton

Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao converse with Eugenie Cotton, chairwoman of the International Democratic Federation of Women, about her visit to China. Cotton was overall pleased with her visit to China and says she would be happy to visit China again in the future. They also discuss both countries development. Zhou comments on how France's industries, culture, and economy are more developed compared to China. Cotton emphasizes uniting women's federations all over the world to promote world peace. Zhou refers to Sino-Japan relations to give advice to the French delegation on improving relations between France and Germany.

October 20, 1956

Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 37 (Overall Issue No. 63)

This issue features a joint statement from Zhou Enlai and Nepali Prime Minister Tanka Prasad Acharya. It also includes a joint press release about the visit of Indonesian President Sukarno and a telegram from Zhou Enlai about an exhibition of Japanese goods. Other sections discuss state control over purchases and sales of grain, the division of surplus profits from state-owned enterprises, and agricultural production in disaster areas.

July 5, 1956

Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 25 (Overall Issue No. 51)

This issue includes a statement about Sino-Cambodian economic aid and discusses the fate of those who committed war crimes during the Japanese invasion of China. It also addresses matters related to construction and design. One section considers the accuracy of Chinese terms for Islam.

February 22, 1956

Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 07 (Overall Issue No. 33)

This issue discusses a government proposal for the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations. It also addresses the transformation of private industries and the liquidation of private enterprise property. Other sections cover labor protections for coal miners, the promotion of standard Mandarin, plans for pinyin, as well as awards for outstanding teachers and students who have sought to combat illiteracy.

December 12, 1955

Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 21 (Overall Issue No. 24)

This issue first reiterates rules that prohibit local officials from offering transportation, banquets, or gifts to Party, government, and military personnel during visits or inspections. It also includes a statement about the first meeting of the Sino-Bulgarian Cooperative Science and Technology Committee and reports that discuss Sino-Japanese relations. Other sections cover wages, bank deposits, Mandarin-language education, and support for children's activities related to the "Little Five-Year Plan."